Augmented Reality (AR) is an interactive experience of a real-world environment whose elements are “augmented” by computer-generated perceptual information, sometimes across multiple sensory modalities, including visual, auditory, haptic, somatosensory, and olfactory.
In simple words AR is an enhanced version of reality where live direct or indirect views of physical real-world environments are augmented with superimposed computer-generated images over a user’s view of the real-world, thus enhancing one’s current perception of reality.
Unlike virtual reality, which requires you to inhabit an entirely virtual environment, augmented reality uses your existing natural environment and simply overlays virtual information on top of it.
Augmented Reality (AR) may not be as exciting as a virtual reality roller coaster ride, but the technology is proving itself as a very useful tool in our everyday lives.
Thankfully, a great collection of AR apps for Android actually achieve that potential.
Read on to discover several augmented reality apps for Android that you’ll find useful enough to use every day. All you need is an Android phone with a camera!
Here are our top picks for the top best AR apps available on Android.
If you are a tattoo freak or if you want a tattoo but you are not sure how will it look then this augmented reality app is for you. By using this app you can have a preview
or you can try how the tattoo will look on you. It has some preloaded tattoos which you can try or if you want to try your custom tattoo you can add that too. You can even create your own tattoos in this app.
You can also change the size or orientation of the previewed tattoo.
If you are wondering its cool and how to use it or what the heck I am saying you can follow this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCUcADARk1Y&t=187s
Now if you want to buy furniture but not sure how will it look there in your house. Or is it good in this corner or that corner without any trouble of moving it.
This augmented reality app can do this for you. This app is also loaded with different augments like interior design, vehicles, electronics and appliances, art etc. Just select it will open camera
placing the selected object in the real world through your camera. You can rotate or resize the image of the object.
This is a fun app. It gives you different characters such as Spiderman, joker, animals and many more which perform some actions. These characters also make some sound which makes it really cool and a must augmented reality app. You can also create a video of you with these characters
in this app like who don’t want to stand next to spiderman and yes you can do that using this app. Every character performs some cool actions. You can have a preview of this app here (link)
4. Dinasour Everywhere
This is another cool fun app. Whenever you open this app you will see dinosaurs around you and trust these dinosaurs look pretty real. You may even find flying dinosours, dinasours roaming or even fighting.
This app gives you the feel like you are in a jurassic park or in the time of dinosaurs beacuse these dinasours look really convincing.
Using this app you can create 3D models of your 2D sketches. The only limitation is that you can only use some predefined sketches which you can find here(link of images). The best thing is if you color these sketches
you will get the colored 3D models of these sketches. There are options also which make the models perform some actions too and the 3D model looks super cool ypu can see it here(Quiver video link).
6. Aurasma(Now named as HP Reveal)
You can say this app is like Holo but it has got some unique features too. As you can leave a message at a spot using this augmented reality app using any of its characters say a ninja. If another person uses Aurasma app here he/she will get a secret message that you will set in form of text or image. This app can also be used to create
a maze in real life with clues hidden as messages in these characters. These characters are known as aura. It also has another cool feature which can help kids to learn with images like if you scan “Tiger” written on a white paper with this app. it will show a 3D tiger.
So these are the best augmented reality apps till now according to me.